Consulting Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
17h ago

What You’ll Do

The Cisco Consulting Engineer is a critical customer-facing role that requires the instinctive ability to recognize gaps in customer capabilities and to translate those into business requirements and an execution strategy.

The proposed solutions typically span horizontally across architectural boundaries, addressing business challenges and driving outcomes in the customer environment.

The Consulting Engineer is responsible for the development of the overall vision that underlies the customer centric solution, and plays a primary role in the design and implementation of that end to end solution.

Who You’ll work with

Be part of the Cisco Customer Experience (CX) Delivery Team for Africa, a team targeted to assist SP and Enterprise customers in achieving business outcomes through technology.

Who You are

  • Several years’ experience in customer facing roles within services delivery, IT or pre-sales
  • Strong hands-on experience with at least one of the following products / technologies :
  • 1) Cisco Nexus (or ACI) Data Center products;
  • 2) Large-scale IP / MPLS Service Provider network designs based on Cisco IOS-XR platforms (ASR9000, NCS5000);
  • 3) Large-scale Enterprise network designs based on Cisco IOS platforms.

  • Ability to understand and explain the benefits around existing Networking / IT industry trends, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IOT)
  • CCIE certification preferred
  • Ability to be a trusted advisor - to influence, inspire confidence and build deep and enduring relationships with key executives who influence or make business decisions.
  • Ability to define outcome based solutions, drive, and track success measures, simplify and explain the complex.
  • Core skills in : problem solving, negotiating, technical writing, customer relationship management, effective presentation, and active listening.
  • Conversant in IT operations processes (e.g., ITIL) and how IT processes, practices, and capabilities are leveraged in solution development, deployment, and management.
  • Ability to deliver long term, strategic business relationships that bring business growth results.
  • Proven and effective leadership and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with others through conflicting pressures and priorities while resolving complex issues
  • Why Cisco

    At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

    Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

    We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

    We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results.

    Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

    We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

    Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

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